Title - Hourglass
Artist - Cary Heuchert
For those unaware, back in 2015, Vancouver Canada artist Cary Heuchert stunned the music world with his psychedelic folk-rock masterpiece Blue Rain.
After the first CD pressing sold out, Cary remastered and re-pressed Blue Rain in 2018 with a bonus track and liner notes by this writer.
The world has truly been turned upside down these past five years but, at least for music fans, the good news here is Cary Heuchert is back in 2021 with a new CD called Hourglass.
Continuing on in a blissful, semi-psychedelic aura of what can be described as a musical deja-vu, Cary trips the light fantastic with ten new songs that also depicts Hourglass as a very personal singer-songwriter inspired album.
Hourglass contains clear rock edges, yet it is also modern progressive Acoustic-cana, spliced with Carys multi-layered vocals and multiple electric guitar / keyboard embellishments.
1. This Is the Time
2. The Sea of Faces
3. You Are the World to Me
4. Waiting for You
5. From the Corner of My Eye
6. Forever and so Far
8. I Dont Want to Say Goodnight to You
10. When Fortune Smiles
This relaxing, thoughtful and thought-provoking album opens on the quietly sentimental This Is the Time and the gentle foot-tapper The Sea of Faces, before heading into beautiful You Are the World to Me, the early 70s psych of Waiting for You, and then we get the dulcet folk storytelling ambiance of From the Corner of My Eye.
Next up is the lazy, hazy Forever and so Far which is itself followed by the upbeat, jangling guitar rock of Together, the Bolan-esque I Dont Want to Say Goodnight to You, the album rounding out on the lowbrow Hourglass, closing on the sonic reverberations of When Fortune Smiles.
As with his previous effort, Blue Rain, Cary sings and plays many of the instruments himself, with the addition of veteran drummer, Grant Ball, on seven tracks, and bassist Collin Wade on three songs.
Some exciting noteworthy guest appearances by Tony Pagliuca (Le Orme) who plays piano on You Are the World to Me, Jay Semko (The Northern Pikes) who sings harmony vocals on Forever and So Far, and Miles Hill (famed Canadian jazz musician) who plays 5-string fretless bass on When Fortune Smiles.
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